Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals
Shane Warne Rajasthan Royals

Legendary spinner Shane Warne has been appointed mentor of Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 IPL besides his existing role as the team’s brand ambassador. Warne has been associated with IPL since its inception in 2008 and led the team to its only title triumph in that inaugural year.

Shane Warne As Rajasthan Royals Mentor

As a team mentor, Warne will work alongside head coach Andrew McDonald, whom he was teammates within Victoria from 2003 to 2007.

“On my dual role, it’s always a great feeling to be back with Royals, my team, my family. It’s exciting to be working across all elements of this franchise that I love,” Warne was quoted as saying in a press release.

“We have worked towards our vision of becoming a global team that fans around the world love and follow. This season I am looking forward to working as a Team Mentor and joining up with an excellent backroom staff in Zubin Bharucha (Director of Cricket) and Andrew McDonald. Hopefully, we can have a successful season and achieve big things in the coming months.”

Shane Warne
Shane Warne

Warne will be working with the Royals management team to strengthen their international fanbase. He will also be campaigning for Royals’ philanthropic initiatives focussed on women empowerment with the Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the CSR arm of the franchise.

Adding on Warne’s appointment, COO Jake Lush McCrum said, “He is one of the all-time greats of the game and is very special to us here at Rajasthan Royals. Shane is someone who exemplifies our vision of driving innovation and we’re delighted to have him with us supporting both the growth of our franchise globally, while also motivating our players for success on the field.”

Shane Warne Batting stats
MatNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCTST
Career55919834*9.921492.5200146160
2011132105*52050001020
201014210421952.63000020
200913310834*13.511693.1006460
20081527022*1459118.64007260

 

Shane Warne bowling stats

MatBallsRunsWKTSBBMAveEconSR4W5W
Career551,1941,447574/2125.387.2720.9410
201113282297133/1622.846.3121.6900
201014300381114/2134.637.6227.2710
200913300365143/2426.077.321.4200
200815312404193/1921.267.7616.4200

 

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